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Case Law Update

Case Law Update

Read comprehensive summaries of recent court and administrative decisions (from the MSPB, EEOC and FLRA) affecting the terms, conditions, and rights of federal employment, written by the attorneys of Shaw Bransford & Roth.

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This Week on FEDtalk

This Week on FEDtalk

Every other Friday, FEDtalk on Federal News Radio, 1500 AM, explores current issues of importance to federal employees and those interested in the federal sector.

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Educate Yourself

Educate Yourself

Find out about upcoming federal training opportunities for managers and their staff.

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The Takedown

The Takedown

Whether it’s news from the Border, national security crimes or law enforcement's effort to combat drugs, The Takedown recounts the latest federal busts in this weekly column.

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Hear it from WAEPA

Hear it from WAEPA

This column highlights what’s going on inside WAEPA, a group life insurance program that’s been protecting federal employees and their families since 1943.

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Hear it from FLEOA

Hear it from FLEOA

A monthly column providing news and insight directly from the federal law enforcement community's premiere member association – the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA).

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The Spotlight

The Spotlight

This column examines the professional exposures of those who work in federal law enforcement from FEDS, a liability and defense insurance provider.

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Just the Facts

Just the Facts

Every month, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund gives readers a look at significant historical law enforcement moments and milestones, as well as recent officer statistics.

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Hear it from WIFLE

Hear it from WIFLE

A quarterly column providing news and information related to the unique issues facing women in federal law enforcement.

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Behind the Blue Line

Behind the Blue Line

Get first-hand accounts of law enforcement history in this column from NLEOMF’s museum collection.

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Top News from FEDagent

Legislation that Could Avert Shutdown Takes the Floor

Legislation that Could Avert Shutdown Takes the Floor

Late Wednesday night, lawmakers introduced a bill that would prevent a second partial government shutdown while funding some of the White House’s chief security concerns. The White House has indicated President Trump would be open to signing the legislation and subsequently declaring a national emergency to fund the border wall.

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LEOSA Reform Act Reintroduced in Congress

LEOSA Reform Act Reintroduced in Congress

The Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act was passed in 2004 to allow retired and current officers to carry firearms across state lines.  Since its passage, some states have circumvented the legislation’s authority to remove or limit the carry rights of officers. The LEOSA Reform Act reintroduced this week strengthens and expands officers’ rights on and off duty.

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Border Security Leaders Talk Reality of the Job on FEDtalk

Border Security Leaders Talk Reality of the Job on FEDtalk

On Friday, several leaders from federal law enforcement groups who represent federal law enforcement along the border joined FEDtalk to discuss their experiences on the border and the resources they need to carry out their mission. While the border security debate has become a hot political topic in recent months, this discussion provided an insider’s look on the issue from the people engaged in border security.

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Former Counterintelligence Agent Charged With Spying for Iran

Former Counterintelligence Agent Charged With Spying for Iran

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday that a former U.S. service member and counterintelligence agent has been indicted by a grand jury for conspiracy to deliver and delivering national defense information to the Iranian government. Monica Elfriede Witt, the individual charged, remains at large.

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Government Shutdown Q&A with Shane Canfield

Government Shutdown Q&A with Shane Canfield

WAEPA (Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies), a nonprofit Voluntary Employee Benefits Association which offers Group Term Life Insurance* exclusively to Civilian Federal Employees, made headlines in January when they announced they were waiving January’s premiums for all their members, including those for Members not impacted by the partial Government Shutdown, which went on for 35 days from December 21, 2018 to January 25, 2019, and affected approximately 22% of Federal workers.

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Fifth Circuit: Tapping a Car Tire Is a Search under Common Law Trespass Test

Fifth Circuit: Tapping a Car Tire Is a Search under Common Law Trespass Test

Last week, the Fifth Circuit utilized the common-law trespass test to find that a state trooper’s tapping of a car tire was a search.

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Former CIA Officer Will Teach You How to Spot a Lie

Former CIA Officer Will Teach You How to Spot a Lie

Law enforcement officers are often required to make judgment calls regarding the validity of information received by a source. In this video, a former CIA officer discusses the best ways to spot a lie.

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Latest News from FEDagent

Government Shutdown Q&A with Shane Canfield

Government Shutdown Q&A with Shane Canfield

WAEPA (Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies), a nonprofit Voluntary Employee Benefits Association which offers Group Term Life Insurance* exclusively to Civilian Federal Employees, made headlines in January when they announced they were waiving January’s premiums for all their members, including those for Members not impacted by the partial Government Shutdown, which went on for 35 days from December 21, 2018 to January 25, 2019, and affected approximately 22% of Federal workers.

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Understanding Border Security from the Front Lines

Understanding Border Security from the Front Lines

The U.S. borders have inundated news cycles in recent months.  To find out what’s really going on, tune in to FEDtalk to hear a group of federal law enforcement professionals discuss what they experience at the border and what they need to do their mission. 

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North Brunswick (NJ) Officer Receives January 2019 Officer of the Month Award

North Brunswick (NJ) Officer Receives January 2019 Officer of the Month Award

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has named Officer Joseph Grasso, of the North Brunswick (NJ) Police Department, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for January 2019.

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Uncertainty Addressed by FEDS President

Uncertainty Addressed by FEDS President

As the President of FEDS, I didn’t know whether to celebrate the agreement to fund agencies through mid­February or to commiserate over the uncertainty that lies ahead. What I did know, as a former federal employee of a law enforcement agency, is that the fallout of a shutdown brings uncertainty into homes of employees and frustration where offices or agencies are unstaffed or understaffed. Due to the potential stress caused by such circumstances, I made the decision early on in December that FEDS member benefits would not be interrupted and that policies would remain in-force, even if there were missed payments during or because of a shutdown. I feel that it was necessary then, and now more than ever, that you know that we are in this with all federal employees, and that we will always have your back. 

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National Law Enforcement Museum Hosts Free Family Fun Day!

National Law Enforcement Museum Hosts Free Family Fun Day!

Free admission on Saturday, February 2, 2019 plus K9-focused activities for the whole family.

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This Week on FEDtalk

Understanding Border Security from the Front Lines

The U.S. borders have inundated news cycles in recent months.  To find out what’s really going on, tune in to FEDtalk to hear a group of federal law enforcement professionals discuss what they experience at the border and what they need to do their mission. 

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Hear it from FLEOA

FLEOA Takes Steps to Protect Members During Shutdown

On Wednesday, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association sent a memo to its members detailing its response to the government shutdown.  The full text of the statement from FLEOA President Nate Catura is below:

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